This is Bistek al la Mexicana a common dish found many places. There are several places I get this some better than others but all real decent! Kind of a tomato based sauce with generally pretty tender pieces of beef and a fair amount of it. The rice is pretty generic but the frijoles can be something else. This also includes as many fresh made in front of you tortillas you want and brought to you with a smile. Something like this costs around 50-60 pesos or $3. The squeezed as you watch orange juice is 20 and brings the price up a bit but worth it. Nothing in the States I've ever had compares to this not even close plus it'll cost 7-10 smacks. I don't know what I'm going to eat when I return. It will be an adjustment as I do this so much that is go into Puerto Vallarta on the south side and have me a excellent lunch with "real" Mexican food not the slop I get back there. I do not plan on eating out much at all only at maybe three select places. Pricey yes but worth it because it's so good. I threw away so much money last summer eating way overpriced shitty food. Several times the food got thrown away as well. The whole of Mexico is an eating machine I tell you. I'm gonna miss this.

I feel good and and think the higher temps and humidity contributes to that. It's the same every time. After a month or two you realize and say " Hey I feel pretty damn good!"

Just as important I believe the food made fresh with wholesome fresh ingredients as well contributes to that. Get off the bus in town the food smells everywhere make me hungry just like that.


Desmond Telling It Straight

He's right of course but here the perpetrators have basically rewritten history. I have always liked  Desmond Tutu and I damn well bet many believers here hate his guts even though to me he is a real Believer because he lives the words. A few highlights -

Archbishop Desmond Tutu says former U.S. president George W. Bush and former British prime minister Tony Blair acted like "playground bullies" when they decided to invade Iraq in 2003, and should face trial for their actions.

This is a fact ya see but let's just forget about it as a country.

Tutu wrote "they have driven us to the edge of a precipice where we now stand - with the specter of Syria and Iran before us."

The Nobel Peace laureate asked "what should we teach our children" if it is acceptable for leaders to take "drastic action on the basis of a lie, without acknowledgement or an apology when they are found out."


If only our side would speak out but they have assisted in and are culpable as well in some ways of allowing what I feel may be the biggest act of treason ever in our country. I refuse to be part of that ever.


  1. Back home. Thanks again for your hospitality! Had a great trip. I truncated my visit to DNM a couple of days because it was simply too hot to be hiking during the daytime.


    1. I hope it was worth all the miles you drove and and that you had a safe trip.

  2. Tutu was too kind in his words.
    But, then again.
    He is a man of the cloth.
    I am not.
    W, Cheney, Blair, and all the other Neocon war mongers are criminals to no end.
    They can all go and EFF themselves as far as I am concerned.

    Out here in the West where I live we used to hang horse thieves and cattle rustlers.
    Some were even shot before they were hung.
    Then after the hanging they were shot again.
    Just to make sure.


    1. Damn straight - just to make sure.

  3. The colors in the headers are vivid and bright!


  4. Stop action in the air too doesn't happen much either.